Sunday, April 18, 2010

Danger zones marked on roads!

I observed that danger zones have been marked beside the roads in many places I visited recently including Anuradhapura, Polonnaruwa, Kurunegala and Galle. Some of these signs read as follows:
1. High accident prone area: Drive carefully
2. You are entering a accident prone area
3. The road is slippery, drive slowly!

I think this is a very good strategy adopted by the officials, especially from a preventive point of view. Deaths and injuries due to road traffic accidents are many each year.

The signs were established in collaboration with the local police station and some funding agency.

It is encouraging to see how risk zoning concept has come into practice in road safety.

Weldone! Why not extend it to the whole country as well?

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